Condition Center: Stroke

Protection At What Cost?

According to new research from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, about a quarter of African-Americans have a gene that helps protect them aga...

Location, Location, Location

Patients who experienced ischemic stroke (IS) who were admitted to hospitals with designated stroke centers were less likely to die than those who...

Not So Savory News for Salt Lovers

Curbing salt intake in teens could reduce the number of young adults with high blood pressure, while imposing statutory limits of salt content in ...

High Blood Sugar and Bloody Brains

Researchers have identified a protein that contributes to increased brain hemorrhaging following stroke in patients with diabetes and high blood g...

Resveratrol Rescue?

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has awarded $600,000 to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University to study the effects...

Weighing In on Body Image

Too fat. Too skinny. Apple-shaped. Pear-shaped. Women come in all shapes and sizes, and it's a subjective guessing game as to which standard o...

AHA to D.C.: Take It to Heart

The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a statement outlining the important role of advocacy in maintaing heart health during times of ...

Don't Drink, Drink, Drink!

A recent editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal  states that binge drinking is an excessively common practice in the United St...

Weighing the Risks

Existing research points to increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death when taking painkillers used to treat inflammation, such as Celebrex a...

Catch 22 for Stroke Patients

Statin drugs such as Crestor and Lipitor, which work to lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol and guard against heart disease and stroke, may ...

Obesity Costs Take the Cake

Are you at your optimum weight? If not, don't fret. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can do to make 2011 your Healthy W...

Smoke Signals

According to new research from the University of Texas Health Science Center, two significant signaling molecules communicate through nerve cells ...

Liver Disease Linked to Stroke

Using blood tests to detect liver disease could help predict stroke in at-risk patients, according to a study out of Toronto.